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Why are Chimney Cleanings so Important, and How Often Should You Clean Yours?

Thanks to Clean Sweep for this episode of Tips from the Pros about chimney cleanings.

Chimney cleanings are important to the health of your home
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A clean chimney not only ensures that your fireplace burns brightly. It also protects your home from fire and pests all year long. Most homeowners are aware that their chimney must be inspected and cleaned before lighting the first fire of the season in the fall. The Chimney should be inspected before a transfer of ownership. Most people are unaware of the importance of frequent chimney cleanings.

Why are Regular Chimney Cleanings Important?

In addition to removing soot and debris, a chimney cleaning will ensure that no obstructions are present. Objects can be in the chimney liner, damper and/or smoke chamber...

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How Long Does a Thorough Chimney Inspection and Cleaning Take?

Thanks to Clean Sweep for this episode of Tips from the Pros about your chimney inspection.

Chimney inspection

Homes are hitting the market as COVID-19 restrictions start to lift in Maryland. As a result, many home sellers are looking to list. However, getting out of the house is harder than it used to be! If your home sellers are curious about the length of time it takes for a thorough chimney inspection and cleaning, here is what they need to know.

How Long Does a Standard Chimney Inspection Take?

At Clean Sweep, our inspections are very thorough but also very streamlined. In most cases, an inspection will take about an hour from arrival at the property to submitting the report.

We use a comprehensive checklist and take photos from inside the chimney...

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